On the strength of last week's order for five units plus three options from Air France (ATWOnline, May 20), Boeing yesterday formally launched the 777 Freighter proposed last fall. It is based on the 777-200LR, which currently is undergoing certification testing for EIS next year. The first 777F will be delivered to AF in the fourth quarter of 2008. It "will fly farther than any other freighter and will provide more capacity than any other twin-engine freighter," said Lars Andersen, VP and ...

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